During a handoff for Louis-Dreyfus at the end of Yang’s speech on Thursday evening, Louis-Dreyfus asked Yang what he thought of Vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Harris The Memo: Obama Enters into War, Annoying Trump Harris Pledges to Accept VP Nomination Pelosi Paints to Fight for Country Ideals and Trump and McConnell as Two Barriers to More Progress acceptedSpeech at the conference (D-California) the night before starting the exchange.
“Hi, Andrew! I have to ask, what did you think of Kamala Harris’s speech last night?” He asked.
“It was tremendous,” Yang replied. “I am so happy for her.”
“I know, me too, she’s brilliant. I can’t wait to see her debate. Louis-Dreyfus quipped, a clear shot at Republicans who mispronounce Harris’ first name several times.
“It’s Pahnce’s pronunciation, I believe,” Yang shot back.
“Oh, some kind of weird foreign name?” He asked.
“Yes, not very American-sounding” Yang said.
“Yes, that’s what people are saying,” Louis-Dreyfus concluded, confronted directly. “Firmly.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: “I can’t wait to see their current VP, Mika Pins debate.
Yang: “It’s obvious I think Ponce.”
JLD: “Oh some kind of weird foreign name?”
Yang: “Yes. Not very American-sounding.”
JLD: “Yes, that’s what people are saying. Strongly.” pic.twitter.com/eg0cBsl6pO
– Hill (@thehill) August 21, 2020
The lighthouse came to the end of a speech during which Yang called on former US voters to elect the former Vice President. Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris vp nomination Pelosi paints pledge to fight for country’s ideals in accepting Trump and McConnell as twin hurdles Democratic stars unleash fury of attacks on Trump peacock In November and condemned the Trump administration for leaving America in a “deep, dark, hole”.
The time has come for our country to turn the page. It is time to fight for the future that we are proud to leave our children. pic.twitter.com/aI0zsUGvxX
– Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) August 21, 2020
Yang was not originally on the official list of convention speakers, but was added to the event after her supporters created uproar on social media.